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Lung Cancer On The Decline: CDC
2011-09-16 05:02:12

  According to a new report by the CDC, “State-Specific Trends in Lung Cancer Incidence and Smoking” published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, lung cancer rates are on the decline in the United States. The report analyzed data state by state by looking at the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the period 1994 through 2009. The report states that lung cancer rates were declining fastest in the West, where smoking prevalence is lowest....

2011-09-14 22:06:24

Smoking bans have become more common on university campuses, but do they work? Do they help reduce smoking in this newly independent age group? According to an Indiana University study, they do. A campus smoking ban -- lightly enforced at that -- significantly reduced student smoking during a two-year period and changed students' attitudes toward smoking regulations, according to a study that examined students' smoking behaviors on two similar campuses -- one with (Indiana) and one without...

Decrease In Smoking Reduces Death Rates Within Months
2011-09-01 13:06:16

  A study by the University of Liverpool has found that a decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months. Research by Professor Simon Capewell and Dr Martin O'Flaherty at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being, examined evidence from clinical trials and natural experiments. They found that a reduction in smoking has a positive impact on mortality rates in both individuals and populations within six months....

2011-08-31 12:46:35

Elevated sex hormone levels associated with chronic disease risk A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that postmenopausal women who smoke have higher androgen and estrogen levels than non-smoking women, with sex hormone levels being highest in heavy smokers. Previous studies have shown that high levels of estrogens and androgens are potential risk factors for breast and endometrial cancer as...

2011-08-24 16:05:00

Salivary levels of cotinine, a breakdown product of nicotine, were measured in order to document asthmatic childrenâs exposure to tobacco smoke in their homes. This research is featured in the current issue of The Spit Report, the electronic newsletter on current salivary research published by Salimetrics. State College, PA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 Many inner city youths are still being exposed to unhealthy levels of tobacco smoke, according to studies presented in the June...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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